Fewer people were reported for drunk driving in Norway in 2021

Alcohol test - drunk drivingPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

A total of 9,578 people were reported for drunk driving in 2021. That is a decrease of 790 cases from 2020, according to the figures that MA – Rusfri Trafikk has obtained from the National Mobile Police Service (Utrykningspolitiet).

The organization MA – Rusfri Trafikk works to minimize the number of injuries and deaths related to drunk driving in Norway.

The Eastern and Southwestern Police Districts are the only police districts that have registered an increase in drunk driving cases. The largest decrease was registered in the Southeastern Police District, with 264 fewer drunk driving cases being reported. 

“A quarter of the fatal accidents in traffic are due to the driver being intoxicated,” Secretary-General Elisabeth Fjellvang Kristoffersen in MA – Rusfri Trafikk stated.

“In the last three years, a total of 84 people have lost their lives in traffic due to driving under the influence,” Kristoffersen added.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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